ES alums and faculty present at GSA in Vancouver, BC

Hi everyone,

Three ES alums, Nikita La Cruz, Alexis Moyer, and Rebecca Taormina, and I attended the Geological Society of America Meeting in Vancouver, BC, Canada this fall. We had a fun mini-ES reunion!! For details about our research presentations, keep reading…

Nikita La Cruz (’13) gave a talk entitled, "SYNTHESIS AND CORROSION OF SCHREIBERSITE AND NICKEL PHOSPHIDE AND POSSIBLE IMPLICATIONS FOR ORIGIN OF LIFE" in a session called "When Water Meets Rock: Aqueous Alteration in the Solar System". Nikita is currently in graduate school at the University of South Florida.

Alexis Moyer (’13) presented a poster entitled, "THE IMPACTS OF THE CORDILLERAN ICE SHEET AND ALPINE GLACIATIONS ON THE HYPSOMETRY OF THE CANADIAN CORDILLERA" in a session about "The Cordilleran Ice Sheet: A Glacial Legacy in the Pacific Northwest". Alexis is currently in graduate school at the University of British Columbia.

I gave a talk with ES alumna co-authors, Alexis Moyer and Alyson Hampsch (’14), entitled, "GEOMORPHIC ANALYSIS OF STREAMLINED LANDFORMS IN NORTHERN ICELAND: EVIDENCE FOR PALEO-ICE STREAMS" in the Fluvial Geomorphology session. Alyson is currently in graduate school at the University of Vermont.

Rebecca Taormina (’13) is currently in graduate school at Indiana State University studying geoarchaeology, and we are hoping she will present her research at GSA in Baltimore next year. Hope to see even more ES students and alums in Baltimore next fall!! 7000+ geologists in Baltimore—what could be better?!!!?

Cheers,

Sarah

Sarah Principato, Associate Professor

Department of Environmental Studies

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA 17325

(717)-337-6079

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ES Majors Win Fall Honors Day Awards!!!

Three Environmental Studies majors won awards at Fall Honors Day on October 31, 2014!!

Danie Keim- Linnaean Award

Heather Ipsen – Dr. John W. Ostrom Composition Award

and Reverend George N. Lauffer and M. Naomi Lauffer Award

Sarah Beth Watson- William F. Muhlenberg Award

CONGRATULATIONS!!! We are proud of you!!!

Cheers,

Sarah

Sarah Principato, Associate Professor

Department of Environmental Studies

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA 17325

(717)-337-6079

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‘America’s Public Lands’ Lecture & Book Signing – October 29

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In partnership with Gettysburg College’s Department of Alumni & Parent Relations, the Eisenhower Institute is pleased to invite you to a book discussion at its Washington, DC office featuring:

Randy Wilson
Gettysburg College Professor of Environmental Studies

America’s Public Lands:
From Yellowstone to Smokey Bear and Beyond

America's Public Lands by Randy Wilson

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 5:30 – 8:00 PM

818 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC

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The event will include a reception with light fare at 5:30 PM, followed by a lecture around 6:30 PM.

This event is open to the public, and registration costs $10. Space is limited, so please register soon. ei or call 202-628-4444 with any questions.

Event Synopsis: In America’s Public Lands, Randy Wilson “traces the often-forgotten ideas of nature that have shaped the evolution of America’s public land system” and provides a “fresh and probing account of the most pressing policy and management challenges facing national parks, forests, rangelands, and wildlife refuges today. Wilson explores the dramatic story of the origins of the public domain, including the century-long push toward privatization and the subsequent emergence of a national conservation ideal. Wilson examines key turning points and major policy debates for each land type. This comprehensive overview offers a chance to rethink our relationship with America’s public lands, including what it says about the way we relate to, and value, nature in the United States.”

About the Speaker: Randall K. Wilson is a professor of Environmental Studies at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania where he teaches courses on environmental policy, natural resource management, sustainable communities, and the geography of the American West.

Getting Here: The Eisenhower Institute is located at 818 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC, 20006 (near 17th St NW & Eye St NW), by the Farragut West Metro station on the Orange/Blue/Silver line and the Farragut North station on the Red Line. There is a parking garage located to the left of our building’s entrance on Connecticut Ave.

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Rich Erdmann ’68 receives prestigious American Bar Association Award for Excellence in Environmental, Energy, and Resources Stewardship

Rich Erdmann, Gettysburg College Class of 1968, was recently selected to receive the prestigious American Bar Association Award for Excellence in Environmental, Energy, and Resources Stewardship. The award was established in 2002 to recognize and honor achievement or leadership in areas of sustainable development or environmental or resources stewardship.

http://www.conservationfund.org/who-we-are/leadership/officers/richard-l-erdmann/

Alexis Moyer wins GSA Grant!

Congratulations to Alexis Moyer (ES alum, class of 2013) on winning a grant from the Geological Society of America. Alexis is currently pursuing an MSc in Physical Geography at the University of British Columbia. She is studying the impact of melting icebergs from the Bridge Glacier on the proglacial lake and discharge of the Bridge River. The Bridge River feeds a hydropower plant in British Columbia, and she is using her ES degree well! Check out this photo of Alexis near the Bridge Glacier.